Alpineum, Lucerne

2.9
#9 of 14 in Museums in Lucerne
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The Alpineum is a museum and diorama of the Alps in Lucerne, Switzerland.HistoryIn 1885, Ernst Hodel senior purchased the building that formerly housed the Lion-Monument-Museum. His plan was to make a permanent exhibition of the large scale landscape paintings of the Alps that he loved. With the help of his son Ernst Hodel junior, he realized a series depicting the Alps, which debuted in May 1901 under the name Alpineum. The paintings occupy a surface of more than five hundred square meters, offering beautiful and unique insight into the world of the Swiss Alps.Despite Ernst Hodel the younger passing in 1955, the Alpineum continued operation under his descendants and is still open today.
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  • Really wasn’t much to see but with a Swiss pass didn’t have to pay to get in. Little bit of history of a few local mountains. If your not into mountains and it’s history wouldn’t waist my time here.  more »
  • A short break away from the hussle of Luzern‘s Löwendenkmal this small museum gives a good impression upon the beginnings of 3D style paintings. Rather small collection for the price attached to it.  more »
  • IMHO the souvenir store with its tiny museum is expensive for what you get and not really overly special.  more »
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  • Super informative little museum about food in various societies, manufacturing, and what happens in our bodies after we eat.
  • It is not entirely clear if there is indeed a museum there or if it's just a gift shop; which btw has really poorly made replicas on sale.
  • Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
  • Nice but too expensive (CHF 8) for what it is. It is clearly run down. It could be improved.
  • A little bit special museum and be a scenic spot conjunct to lowendenkmal.

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